On paper, the exploits of quarterback Len Dawson don't look like much. In directing the Chiefs to a 23-7 victory over the Vikings, he completed only 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards. But it was Dawson's determined and focused leadership that drove Kansas City to its upset victory in the last game played between the AFL and NFL (the merger of the two leagues was completed after the game).
A series of Dawson-led drives took Kansas City to three Jan Stenerud field goals before Mike Garrett scored on a short run to give the Chiefs a 16-0 halftime lead. In the fourth quarter, Dawson delivered the clinching score at the end of an 82-yard drive, hitting wide receiver Otis Taylor with a 46-yard touchdown pass.